We recently ran a £50 giveaway for Co-op fans to share their favourite routes, and loved the entries so much that we’ve launched a surprise Runners Up giveaway to win £30! We need you (yes, you) to vote for your favourite of the 6 Runners Up below and whoever gets the most votes by Friday… Read more »
For so many people, having a puncture or gears that have become clunky means that they’re unable to cycle, and they don’t have the knowledge or the confidence to fix it themselves. We want to help everyone get out on their bikes as much as possible, so we’re going to show you how easy it… Read more »
Welcome to this month’s Viral Videos, where we share a handful of the videos we’ve watched over the past month! Want to share a video you’ve seen? Get in touch. The Pinarelllo Bolide Maat 60.1 which helped Elia Viviani win gold in the omnium in 2016 despite crashing. The bike only cost a cool £12,000… Read more »
Written by Ged, Copy Writer at the Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative “I’ve been riding SPD-style pedals for 20-odd years. From day one (well, day two if I’m honest) the knack of clipping the cleated shoe into the pedal or releasing it became second nature. I realised immediately that SPDs were a big improvement on the toeclips… Read more »
We caught up with Gordon the Mechanic in Edinburgh Bruntsfield to ask him for his top winter bicycle maintenance tips. Here’s what he said: “Sure wet, gritted, salted roads can mess up your bike but the remedy is cheap and simple: Wash the bike at least once a week. If you clean your bike regularly… Read more »
Edinburgh Bicycle Coop keep a selection of demo bikes specifically for our customers to try out – and not just for the usual test ride around the block. You can arrange to hire a demo bike and take it out for the whole day (or the weekend) in its natural habitat, on road or off.
We’re running a little giveaway for one lucky winner to get £50 when they share a cycling route that they’ve enjoyed. All entries will be shared online by us, so stay tuned for inspiration!
Our Senior Graphic Designer, Gary, is a man of many talents. But doing a wheelie is not one of those talents, as you can tell in this short video. That’s why he’s going to spend the rest of the year becoming a wheelie expert, and you can leave your comments below to offer him encouragement… Read more »
Even if you’re familiar with the benefits of cycling, it’s easy to restrict yourself to just the occasional specific ride – especially in winter. Here’s 12 things you can try to get you to ride more this year. Feeling too tired to ride? Just get on the bike and within minutes, you’ll almost always feel… Read more »
Ex rugby internationalist turned broadcaster John Beattie hosted an interesting TV programme on 2 January 2017 called The Medal Myth. The show questioned the received wisdom that success at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games had been an incentive for more people in Britain to adopt a healthy lifestyle. It demonstrated that while international sports success… Read more »
Welcome to this month’s Viral Videos, where we share a handful of the videos we’ve watched over the past month! Want to share a video with us? Get in touch. Some cycling, some snowboarding, some surfing, and lots of ass kicking. Go Pro’s Best of 2016. An incredible inspiration, Anne-Caroline is the 19 time mountain… Read more »
It’s that time of year again – the time when you decide this is the year you’ll get in shape, save more money, be less stressed, get organised, spend more time with your family, and learn how to play the French horn. The good news is that two-thirds of people fail in the first month.… Read more »
In the early days of the Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative, when we were called ‘Recycles’ in 1977, we worked a four day week and opened at 10a.m. because we didn’t want to have to wake up too early. Those halcyon days are gone, and now that we’re harder working we focus more on catering to our… Read more »
Written by Simon, Digital Marketer at Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative It’s been a year since I started working at Bicycle Coop HQ in the middle of a field outside of Edinburgh, and I’ve survived 1.5 winters of bike commuting. That’s not bad going for someone who doesn’t consider himself “a bike person”. Here’s what I’ve learned.… Read more »
Creating a Wishlist on our website is so easy you could do it with your eyes closed (and you’d probably end up with some pretty interesting stuff, too.) Here’s a quick walk-through. 1. If you aren’t already logged in, click Log In 2. Create an Account or Sign In 3. Begin shopping and once you… Read more »